Banquet News & Notes; McGunegill Expanding Operations
By Ken de la Bastide
13, 2012) – During last Saturday’s Anderson Speedway awards
banquet it was announced that McGunegill Engine Performance would be
returning to sponsor the Late Model division in 2013.
Jim Mougeotte, representing the McGunegill family, said the company is
moving from its current 5,000 square-foot facility to a new 15,000
square-foot building in the industrial park near the Muncie airport.
The move is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Mougeotte said
the company is now the largest supplier of sealed racing engines in the
Mike McCarty announced that WMDH Hit Country 102.5 will return as sponsor of
the 2013 Thunder Car season.
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During two different drawings for prized at the banquet the big
winner was car owner Dave Hacker.
Hacker won a leased late model engine for the 2013 season from McGunegill
and also won a season pit pass from Anderson Speedway.
Late Model driver and owner Greg VanAlst won a late model body from ARP.
Plans for 2013
Veteran racer and car owner Herb Rose said he has sold all of his
Street Stock and Thunder Car equipment and purchased a Hamke Racing Chassis
for 2013 to go late model racing.
Rose’s son, Ronnie, will be at the wheel. Rose said he hasn’t decided on
what power plant to use. He said the team is planning to run as many CRA
Sportsman races as possible.
Although nothing official has been announced, Hannah Lundy the 2011 and 2012
Thunder Car champion was test driving a late model last weekend for car
owner Ronald Hall.
Hall finished second in the 2012 point standings with Rose at the controls.
Track owner Rick Dawson announced there would be few if any changes in the
rules for the Street Stock, Thunder Cars and Front Wheel Drive Oval
divisions for 2013.
Dawson said a draft of the 2013 schedule would be posted in the near future.
He said the track will have a bigger presence next year on Facebook and
The following car owners were awarded two membership licenses for
the 2013 season for competing every weekend their respective divisions were
Late Models: Josh Poore, Michael Sczesny, Ryan Amonette, Ronald Hall, Dave
Hacker and Darrell Hoppes.
Street Stocks: Jimmy Kirby and Todd Marsh
Thunder Cars: John Lundy and Dave Hacker
Front Wheel Drive Oval: Ron Phipps, Paul Phipps, Harry Lashure, Lorrie Clark
and Kevin W. Henson
Front Wheel Drive Figure-8: Mike Alley
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www.andersonspeedway.com or contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.